Happy Easter everyone! I hope that everyone's Easter was wonderful and that you had the opportunity to reflect on the reason that we celebrate- our Savior's Resurrection and all that entails for us! Dad, you hit it right on the head when you said that this Easter would be one of the most special of my life- because it is now that I understand the Atonement and the Resurrection and our Savior better than ever before in my life and that I am helping others understand that in their own lives. I love being a missionary!!!!!!!!!! Oh wait.....did you know that. Here, let me say it again, just in case you guys have never heard me say it before. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.
I need to buckle down and write this email because I keep getting distracted...sorry if this email is short this week but it's because I am writing all you lovely people. Matt and Elyssa will be getting baptized this Sunday morning at 9:30 in the morning- right before conference starst at 11! We are so excited for them!!!!!!!!!! It has been so amazing to watch how far they have come and to see them progress so much. Their testimonies are so deep and I am so excited to watch their conversions continue to deepen over the years. They truly are what it is all about.
A few weeks ago we met a guy named Craig on mormon.org chat. He had found a copy of the Book of Mormon, read a verse, felt a connection to it, and gotten online to ask where he could get his own. We talked to him about the Book of Mormon, invited him to read it, and then committed him to read Moroni 10: 3-5 and pray about it to know if it was true and invited him to have missionaries come to his house. He accepted. Then, this week, I called him to see how he was progressing. The sisters in Iowa have been teaching him, have set him for baptism in a few weeks, and he went to church yesterday with them. Miracles truly happen every day, and I love being able to witness them! Our Heavenly Father loves us, and He wants us to be happy, so He is always sending us people and things to help remind us of His love for us- I know that Craig found that copy of the Book of Mormon not as a coincidence but because His Heavenly Father loves him and because his heart was humble enough to realize that God was giving him something would make him happy. How often do we pass up what God has given us to make us happy just because we think we are already "happy enough?" Do we really believe God wouldn't want to make us happier?!
I love you! Thank you so much for all that you do!